Hello! Happy FriYAY!
At some point last week, I promised you a recipe, and well…it didn’t happen. So here it is, a week late but better late than never, right?
I’ll be brief because honestly, time has been pretty precious around here lately. Plus, I know all you care about is the recipe anyway. Let’s get to the good stuff, shall we?
This recipe is a really fun one to make because it looks sophisticated and fancy. You can make it for your friends, and they’ll think you’re a Food Network Star. You might be like me though and constantly run late and occasionally catch parts of your house on fire while you cooking.(AKA not Food Network Star material) If the above situations sound rather familiar, you’ll appreciate the easiness of this recipe.
Let’s talk nutrition and dietary restriction friendliness. It’s vegan, gluten free, and nut free. However, if you’re feeling the need for a little cheese in your life, you can sprinkle some on top.
The base is zucchini…obviously…and zucchini is high in fiber, potassium, and vitamin C. The quinoa filling is packed with protein and iron. Lots of planty goodness happening.
Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Boats
1 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 of a red pepper(diced)
1/2 of a yellow pepper(diced)
Sprinkle of salt + pepper
2 medium sized zucchini(cut in half with insides scooped out)
1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
2. Saute onions and peppers in a little oil, until the peppers are soft and the onion is translucent. Add in the cooked quinoa, salt, and pepper.
3. Place the empty boats into a cast iron skillet or long glass pan. Add 1/4 of the filling(or as much as you can fit) into the zucchini boats.
4. Cover the boats with foil and place them into the preheated oven. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the zucchini is soft.
*Feel free to get crazy with some spices…paprika, oregano, and basil are all good options.
*If you need a little cheese in your life, sprinkle some on top in the last 5 minutes of baking.
*Save the scooped out “insides” of the zucchini and bake with it or add it to your zucchini oats!
Bye loves ❤
So tell me…
Have you ever tried zucchini boats?
How do feel about cheese?